rooster coop ideas ???

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by newbee chick01, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. newbee chick01

    newbee chick01 Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 14, 2011
    hi there has anyone got any tips on building a rooster coop??? like how much space per roo,how much roosting space etc,,,,
    also i want to try making it dark 2 see if it stops 4am crowing lol.
    any ideas or tips would be apreciated as im clueless where 2 start:/
  2. Wolftalk

    Wolftalk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2011
    The Coop :)
    I would like to know the same thing! Anyone???
  3. mrkep

    mrkep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2010
    Richwood , Ohio
    After too much crowing, bald hens, and finally attacks on DW, my rooster pen is a 10 qt stock pot.
  4. California_Redneck

    California_Redneck Out Of The Brooder

    The same rules apply to rooster pens as with regular coops. 4sq/ft per bird in the coop. In my "Freezer Camp" they have a roost and a dogloo, yet they prefer to sleep on the ground in the hay. Go figure. There are only 3 roos in the camp right now, though. And as far as the 4 am crowing goes, the dark won't stop it. Mine crow at 1 and 2 am sometimes, even during new moon when it is pitch black outside! If they hear something outside the coop, or have a bad dream, they will start crowing. If you don't want the crowing, get rid of the roos.

    The DW and I recently started processing our roos. We have too many, from too many hatches, and plenty of room in the freezer.
  5. newbee chick01

    newbee chick01 Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 14, 2011
    i`m hoping to keep my rooster.i was thinking of maybe sound profing or something just to take the echo off lol..i`m a heavy sleeper and could probly have him sleep in the room next to mine and he wouldnt wake me [​IMG]i`ve got six kiddies that don`t wake up either. its more to keep my neighbours happy:) i`m up at 6am and hes non-stop:cool:

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